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Wright Wins 5k at Widener Invitational for Camels

Doug Wright ´12
Doug Wright ´12
CHESTER, Pa.--Connecticut College sophomore Doug Wright (Darien, Conn.) posted a time of 15:05.16 to win the 5k at the Widener University Invitational Saturday. Wright qualified for the New England Division III and ECAC Championship with the fourth fastest time in program history. Junior Owen Wiseman (Weston, Conn.) reached a height of 12 feet, 11 and one half inches to place seventh in the pole vault, earning an invitation to the New England Division III Championship. In the 1500 meter run, Andrew Duarte (Rocky Hill, Conn.) posted a time of 4:08.42 for the Camels. Tommy Howd (Sudbury, Mass.), Duarte, Matt Boudreau (Bridgewater, Mass.) and Tristan Cole (St. Helen, Calif.) posted a time of 3:37 in the 4x400 meter relay, the fastest finish for the program in the past two years. In addition to the two New England Division III qualifiers, 11 men met the standards set forth to qualify for the 2010 NESCAC Championship. Senior Margaret Thayer (Littleton, Colo.) paced the Camel women with a fourth place finish in the long jump, earning a spot at the New England Division III Championship with a mark of 16 feet, one and one quarter of an inch. In addition to Thayer´s performance, three Camels qualified for the New England Division III Championship in three other events. Ali Holland (Watertown, Mass.) was fourth in the 100 meter hurdles (16.59 seconds) and seventh in the triple jump (33 feet, 4 ½ Inch). Merry Byrne (Brookside, N.J.) was eighth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.14 seconds. In the javelin, Marina Van Der Eb (Brooksville, Maine) had her ticket stamped with a qualifying throw for the New England Division III Championship. In the 4x100 meter relay, Joann O´Brien (Plymouth, Mass.), Holland, Cara Hass (Franklin, Mass.) and Brigi Palatino (Ludlow, Mass.) placed sixth with a time of 53.24 seconds. Molly Pistrang (Princeton, Mass.) posted a time of 2:26.51 en route to a seventh place finish in the 800 meters. In the high jump, Tess Peckler (Olympia, Wash.) reached a height of four feet, nine and three quarters of an inch in an eighth place showing for Connecticut College. In addition to the New England Division III qualifiers, 21 women met the standards set forth to qualify for the 2010 NESCAC Championship.

March 27, 2010

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